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Meghalaya: Ex-CM Mukul Sangma together with 11 Congress MLAs be a part of TMC

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Meghalaya: Ex-CM Mukul Sangma along with 11 Congress MLAs join TMC

The Congress social gathering is heading for giant hassle in Meghalaya as 12 out of their 17 MLAs have dumped them to affix the Trinamool Congress Party on Wednesday. The 12 additionally embrace former Meghalaya CM Dr Mukul Sangma. A proper announcement is claimed to be scheduled for Thursday. With 12 leaping ships, Congress will now be left with solely 5 MLAs in Meghalaya.
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This comes lower than every week after Mukul Sangma, the previous chief minister of Meghalaya, met with AICC leaders in Delhi. Sangma can also be related to political strategist Prashant Kishor, with whom he met within the metropolis, in keeping with stories.
Asked in regards to the mass exodus, Mukul Sangma, who’s believed to have orchestrated this whole transfer, instructed News18: “Cannot say much about this. We will brief the media at 1 pm tomorrow. Few other MLAs will also be present.”
However, the channel quoted an inside supply from Congress as confirming that Sangma and the opposite 11 MLAs submitted their resignation letter to Assembly Speaker Metbah Lyngdoh on Wednesday night. “We have quit Congress and have joined TMC, we are having a press conference tomorrow at 1.30 pm to announce this,” mentioned an in depth aide of Sangma.
This improvement comes a month after Congress senior chief Rahul Gandhi met former Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma and the social gathering’s state president Vincent H Pala over their calls for.
Sangma, the meeting’s Leader of the Opposition, was mentioned to be dissatisfied with Congress’s senior management.
Since the latter was chosen as the brand new Meghalaya unit chairman within the month of August, former Chief Minister and Congress Legislature Party chief Mukul M Sangma and Pradesh Congress Committee chief Vincent H Pala have been at odds. Sangma had additionally asserted that the social gathering management didn’t seek the advice of him on Pala’s appointment. In reality, in September, Sangma had not attended the operate held to felicitate Pala.
In an try to placate Sangma, Congress president Sonia Gandhi and senior chief Rahul Gandhi met with him in Delhi in October, after which he mentioned that “efforts are being made to iron out the divisions.”
Soon after the assembly, Sangma was seen campaigning for a Congress candidate in one of many three constituencies the place bypolls have been held on October 30.
Sangma and Pala lately met with Congress nationwide secretary (organisation) KC Venugopal and AICC Meghalaya in-charge Manish Chatrath on November 18.
When contacted, Chatrath expressed shock on the improvement. “KC Venugopal and I had a cordial meeting with Sangma, PCC president Vincent Pala, the three working presidents and some other senior leaders of the party from the state just five days ago, on November 18. Sangma had also issued a statement after that meeting, vowing to strengthen the party,” he mentioned.
Previously, a TMC senior and minister in West Bengal’s Mamata Banerjee authorities instructed News18 that the social gathering is making an attempt to get Sangma into their folds to help TMC to increase its base within the Northeast.
With this stunning flip of occasions, the Trinamool Congress social gathering, regardless of not profitable a single seat within the 2018 state elections, will develop into the principal opposition social gathering within the meeting in Meghalaya. The Congress, which to this point had 17 MLAs, will now be diminished to solely 5.
The Meghalaya exodus has come within the wake of a number of different Congress leaders, together with Kirti Azad and Ashok Tanwar had joined TMC, together with JDU MP Pavan Varma. In August, senior Congress spokesperson Sushmita Dev had joined TMC.